Environmental Studies - May 2013
First Year Engineering (Semester 1)
TOTAL MARKS: 60
TOTAL TIME: 2 HOURS (1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any three from the remaining questions.
(3) Use suitable data wherever required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
Attempt any five from the following
1 (a) Explain the concept of ecological pyramid with suitable example.(2 marks) 1 (b) What are the causes and effect of Noise Pollution?(2 marks) 1 (c) What are the productive values of biodiversity?(2 marks) 1 (d) Why there is need for gender equity?(2 marks) 1 (e) What is In-situ method of conservation of Biodiversity?(2 marks) 1 (f) What is meant by wasteland Management?(2 marks) 1 (g) What is sustainable development?(2 marks) 2 (a) What is watershed Management? How it is carried out?(5 marks) 2 (b) What are the threats to biodiversity?(5 marks) 3 (a) Explain characteristics features and importance of aquatic ecosystem.(5 marks) 3 (b) What is ozone layer depletion? What are the causes and effects of ozone layer depletion?(5 marks) 4 (a) What are our forest resources? What are the problem associated with forest resources?(5 marks) 4 (b) What are the causes and effect of soil pollution?(5 marks) 5 (a) What is disaster management? Explain its relevance at time of flood(5 marks) 5 (b) Which are the common air pollutants? What adverse effect are caused on account of them?(5 marks) 6 (a) Explain important features of Water Pollution Prevention Act.(5 marks) 6 (b) What role can be played by an indivisual in the conservatioin of natural resources?(5 marks) 7 (a) What is the impact of growing population on human health and environment?(5 marks) 7 (b) Explain how human health and environment are connected.(5 marks)